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Saskatchewan's Top Ten Family Vacation Experiences


  • Saskatchewan Farm Vacation: Let the kids help with the chores. Members of the Saskatchewan Country Vacations Association display the Black Rooster logo and offer riding, petting zoos, wagon rides, fishing, biking, swimming and golf.

  • RCMP Centennial Museum, Training Academy and Ceremony, Regina: tour the training academy, view treasures at the museum and plan to take in the Sunset Ceremony or the Seargeant Major's parade.

  • Wanuskewin Heritage Park, Saskatoon: Bake bannock over an open fire, hear the stories of elders, sleep in a real tepee and learn about the lives of the Plains people at this National Historic Site.

  • Prairie Wagon Trek: ride in the covered wagon across the Prairie taking turns with the teamster up front. At night, sleep in tents or under the stars with Blue Heron Nature Tours in. Some wagon trains roll through Chief Sitting Bull's last refuge.

  • Sawyer Lake Adventures Eco-Lodge: Join David Weiman, a former conservation officer, to cut down trees the old-fashioned way or search for grey owls. Sleep in log cabins or in a cosy loft in the main lodge after a hearty home-cooked dinner.

  • Dinosaur Discoveries, Eastend: One of the largest T-rex skeletons in the world, Suzy, is on display at the Eastend Fossil Research Station. On a dig, kids use tools to pry fossils from chunks of rock. The T-Rex Centre has interactive displays on prehistoric mammals.

  • Take a tunnel tour in Moose Jaw. Underground tours show where Al Capone supposedly hit out from the law. A second tour focuses on the plight of Chinese immigrants in the early century.

  • Prince Albert National Park, 250 miles north of Saskatoon: evening wolf howls and daytime wildlife programs for families. View the buffalo, cycle the paths, take a paddlewheeler around the lake or hike the 15 km to Grey Owl's cabin and grave.

  • Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival, Saskatoon: Big tents house informal performances of Shakespeare's plays. Kids welcome.

  • Western Development Museums throughout the province
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